Birdline Victoria Update -29/7/01

Subject: Birdline Victoria Update -29/7/01
From: Stuart Cooney <>
Date: Mon, 30 Jul 2001 15:41:17 +1000
Birdline Victoria Update for the week ending 29/7/01

This week the highlight has certainly been the discovery of a Northern Shoveler at Werribee on Thursday.  It seems as though lots of people have been keen to see the bird and today it was again located after not being seen on Friday or Saturday.

Given the urgency of sightings similar to this, Birdline will now be updated daily with the latest information about rare and unusual birds in Victoria on our website at:

29 July
6 to 8 Peaceful Doves in a group at the Nuggerty Ranges near Maldon, thanks John Alexander.

29 July
60 Musk Duck on permanent water on Jack Smith Lake east, thanks Duncan Fraser.

28 July
Australasian Bitterns are regularly being seen from the bird-hide at the Edithvale Wetlands on Edithvale Road, one was seen flying south across the wetlands on Saturday.

27 July
4 Glossy Ibis were seen with a pair of Swans on the northern pond on Paradise Road, near the small walkway.

26 July
A male Northern Shoveler was first seen on South Lake Borrie at the Western Treatment Plant. South Lake Borrie is the large lake (pond 24) between the treed pond (pond 9) and Beach Road, but was lately seen on the main Lake Borrie in association with Pink-eared Ducks, thanks Richard Loyn

22 July
A pair of Swift Parrots near Goldsworthy Rd in Geelong, thanks Don Greaves

21 July
Two groups of Swift Parrots were seen at Deep Lead Flora and Fauna Reserve.  At 37 01' 34"s, 142 45' 05"e.  Thanks Steve Clark.

21 July
At Bannonckburn Reserve, about 20 km west of Geelong two groups of Swift Parrots were seen feeding among Golden Wattle, and a Black-chinned Honeyeater was also reported, thanks Lawrie Conole

16 July
Swift Parrots were seen near Stawell, about 6 km north-west of the town and left about 1 km east of the Railway level crossing into Mutzig Lane, thanks Jack Krohn

15 July
A pair of White-eared Honeyeaters were seen feeding in tree tops while five Black-chinned Honeyeaters where bathing in a dam 2-3 kilometres north of Newstead in the Muckleford Forest, thanks John Alexander

14 July
A Glossy Ibis was seen at the Edithvale Wetlands, in the southern section, thanks Mike Carter

5 July
A pair of Brolgas were seen between Beacc and Cressy, about 8Km west of Cressy, on the eastern side of the road, thanks Dean Woodford

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